inadequate EIA

Mahidol uni says mine test results incomplete

Date of Release: 
Feb 2 2015

Mahidol University's Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies has defended its study on the impact of a gold mine in Phichit, saying the results disclosed by the mining operator are not yet complete.

The university's research team said yesterday it had worked with toxicologists to examine the blood and urine of villagers in the area for manganese and arsenic contamination after reports that the mine was proving toxic to workers and the environment.

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Condo's permit may be scrapped

Date of Release: 
Jan 20 2015

THE CENTRAL Administrative Court may scrap EIA and construction permit for a Bt2.8-billion condominium project in Bangkok's Lak Si district next month in response to a complaint from long-time residents in the area.

The verdict is scheduled to be handed down on February 13.

Stop Global Warming Association (SGWA) president Srisuwan Janya voiced hope yesterday that the court would scrap the construction and the EIA on grounds that the commissioner of justice in the case had suggested the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the project was illegitimate.

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Mekong Countries Voice Major Concerns Over Laos Dam

Date of Release: 
Dec 17 2014

A public consultation organized by the Mekong River Commission was held in Pakse, Laos, last week, where opponents continued to call for Laos to reconsider a controversial dam project.

Malaysia’s Mega First Corporation, a company tasked with building the Don Sahong dam, briefed regional participants on its social and environmental impacts, in the meeting on Friday.

But officials from Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam remain skeptical of their findings of no significant impact or threat to fish population or migration.

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India says “no” to coal plant after inadequate environmental impact assessment

Date of Release: 
Nov 17 2014

A panel of judges has struck down the environmental clearance for a proposed 3.6 GW coal-fired power plant in Tamil Nadu, India.

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